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About nathanalbright

I'm a person with diverse interests who loves to read. If you want to know something about me, just ask.

Your Stay On The Mainland Will Likely Be Of Some Duration

A few days ago, I happened to see an online article that discussed a series of disappearances connected to a small independent bookstore in Hong Kong that dealt in books of a sensitive political nature that are banned on the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Final Fantasy And Philosophy: The Ultimate Walkthrough

As a fond reader of books relating to philosophy and video games [1], and a fan of the Final Fantasy series of roleplaying games by SquareEnix, I thought this would be a lighthearted and enjoyable read, that even if it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The State Of Play

The State Of Play: Creators And Critics On Video Game Culture, edited by Daniel Goldberg & Linus Larsson The best way of reviewing a book such as this is to state at the outset that the authors of its various … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Do Proverbs, Riddles, And Enigmas Have To Do With Wisdom?

A few weeks ago, I enjoyed a wonderful dinner on Erev Shabbat at the home of one of the deacons in our congregation, and another man who gives sermonettes in our local congregation was there with his two young adult … Continue reading

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Book Review: Daily Downloads And Fortune Cookies From The Universe

Daily Downloads And Fortune Cookies From The Universe: A Collection Of Inspirational Thoughts To Enlighten Your Soul, by Robert Clancy [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bostick Communications, without my request, in exchange in for an honest … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Soul

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Soul: A Collection Of Scenic Views Of Volunteerism, Transcendental Encounters With Kindred Spirits & Lessons In Compassion, by Robert Clancy [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bostick Communications in exchange for an … Continue reading

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Djavlen Star I Alt Som Minder

“Remembering is the devil” is one way this enigmatic Norwegian quote is translated into English. Appearing in Henrik Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt, this quote looks at memory from a decidedly negative perspective. When I put this phrase and its translation … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bearing The Unbearable

Bearing The Unbearable: Trauma, Gospel, And Pastoral Care, by Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger This book is written by a pastoral theologian to an audience of people engaged in the ministry, largely contained of previously released articles. In discussing trauma and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Many Faces Of PTSD

Many Faces Of PTSD: Does Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Have A Grip On Your Life, by Susan Rau Stocker As the author states in the beginning of this book, “In twenty years as a marriage and family therapist, I have learned … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For Choose Your Own Adventure Movies

As a child nearing my preteen years, I greatly enjoyed reading Choose Your Own Adventure books [1]. For those who are not aware of this series, they consist of a far-ranging plot where the decisions of the reader affect the … Continue reading

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